Crocodile Tears: New & Selected Stories

-Binding: Paperback
-ISBN13: 9789386455901
-Language: English
-Publication Year: 2018
-Author:  R Raj Rao
-Product Code: VPG18222


A book that will force you to rethink the idea of Love in India and the politics around it, the book contains Sixteen startling stories, many of which deal with the taboo subject of homosexual love in a country that criminalizes it, reiterating the author’s faith in free speech. These stories are at once political and artistic. They are experimental in style and use a variety of literary forms, such as first-person narration, flash fiction, stories without full-stops, as well as stories in the form of newspaper interviews and screenplays. The men who people these stories are such as we see on the streets of Indian cities.

SKU: VPG18222
R. Raj Rao is a well-established name when one talks about Queer Literature in India. He has recently begun writing fiction under the new pen-name of Raja Rao Jr. Rao is violently opposed to censorship and self-censorship; the stories in this volume reveal his conviction. These stories are at once political and artistic. R. Raj Rao is the author of over a dozen books of fiction, poetry, plays, nonfiction and translation, all published by India’s top publishers. However, he says that his USP is that he has never won, and never will win a literary prize because of his radical aesthetics. He is an Emeritus professor today and has been a visiting writer and professor in the U.S.A., U.K., Canada and Germany.

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